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Catch A Phrase and Hang On!

Mantras are invisible stimulants or peaceful reminders.

Mantra Ironman 70.3 run: "Move arms, legs will follow."

I chose the we move category for this post because when I first discovered the power of mantras, my legs were crumbling beneath my body while trying to finish my first Half Ironman.

These powerful little phrases have impact. Impact on attitude, focus, strength, and performance. How can just a few choice words create such a buzz? Read more

Control Over Your Sixth Sense

Trusting your gut instincts gets complicated.

We rely on instincts.

Are you good at pegging people you first meet? Do your instincts kick in and adjectives start rolling around in your head instantly? Do you give the person a chance to change your perception or do you trust your initial gut and refuse to budge?

We are told that stereotyping is bad, prejudicial, and harmful to society. Can we trust our instincts? That depends. Read more

WAKE UP, AMERICA! A New Series about FOOD

A Double Whammy: Food Revolution & Food for Thought

This tool can save your life if used wisely.

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to our body’s fuel: FOOD.

While writing this blog and running Photo-Graphics Co., Inc., I always have pots simmering on my back burners about ready to boil. Think of me as your personal life espresso machine. I run tons of information through me, learn from those who know their stuff, and then serve you up a cup of concentrated, super rich wisdom:).

As your self-appointed “filter,” I’ll make sure you get information that could change, extend, or even save your life. I want to fuel your passion to live a FIT life—after all, that’s what FITskitz.com is all about.

Here is what you can expect in this eye opening series. Read more

My Top 12 Marriage Myths

With 50% of all marriages ending in divorce, I think that's reason enough to question the status quo.

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Field Roast Bonanza- Great Products for Meat(less) Eaters

Try Field Roast Grain products and you won't miss the meat.

With a hint of apple sage flavor

There is a great deal of controversy over the use of faux meat products amongst those who advocate a plant based diet. Here’s my take on it. Read more

Sid’s Sense- Money Matters

Make it, save it, and spend it wisely.

View previous posts in this series, Sid’s Sense.

My grandfather, Sid’s father, had Alzheimer’s. My father barely attended law school because of his ill father. He was an only child and his mother needed help. After he died, my father and grandmother needed a way to make money so my grandmother used her skills in the kitchen to run a restaurant and later own a boarding house for boys. As many people do, Sid learned about money by not having any.

As you know, schools would rather teach us about “x’s” and “y’s” than “dollars” and “cents.” In my home, we talked and learned about money. Here are a few money lessons that most impacted my life. Read more

A Memorial Day Dedication: A Salute to the Back Row

Don't forget to look behind the front lines.

My mother passed away several years ago after battling an illness. In honor of her this Memorial Day, I decided to ask myself what was the number one thing I admired most about my mom. I didn’t want to over think it- just wanted to see what first popped in my mind.

The answer gave me goosies. And opened up a whole cave of streaming thoughts. Read more

The Number One Thing All Successful People Do

Success can be summed up in one verb.

For decades I’ve been fascinated with what makes some people strive while others struggle. Read more

My Swim Gear Picks

Skitz Picks

No more lap counting or watching pool clocks!  

My absolute FAVORITE swim gadgets! Simple, reliable, and durable. I never swim without these.  Read more

ABsolutely Core Crazed- Part VI

Core Lore & Skitz Core Secrets

View previous posts in this series, ABsolutely Core Crazed.

If you have been following this series, then you have a lot to keep you busy for awhile working toward those ripped abs! More importantly, you will be making the trunk of your body stable and strong. Strong arms and legs are great but without a strong center structure from which those limbs sprout from, you are inviting injury and fatigue.

As I said in Part I, if you work your core for no other reason than to prevent back problems, that’s a good enough reason.

When it comes to core work, here is what I DON’T recommend: Read more